Tag Archives: April 2016

Job: Rule of Law Adviser (Kiev, Ukraine)

Deadline: April 7, 2016

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Tasks and Responsibilities:
Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2017, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.
If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.
Potential applicants should be aware that this is a non-family posting.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Human Dimension Unit, the Rule of Law Adviser will be responsible for the following tasks: 
  • Collects, studies and evaluates information, documents and legislation; attends meetings with local authorities and closely co-ordinates with all members of the Human Dimension Unit (HDU) and other international agencies on policy developments in rule of law, human rights, legal system monitoring and legislative and legal system reform
  • Reviews and analyses daily and weekly reports produced by Monitoring Officers
  • Follows legislative and policy developments related to rule of law at the national and local levels
  • Drafts reports on human rights and rule of law violations reported by Monitoring Officers
  • Drafts thematic public reports on human rights trends, also in relation to the judicial system in Ukraine
  • Provides support and guidance to Human Rights Officers in the field on rule of law issues, especially in the area of reporting
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with and between national authorities, NGOs, universities and research institutions as well as with international organizations and other field operations on human rights-related issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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Job: Representative on Freedom of the Media (Vienna, Austria)

Deadline: April 13, 2016

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This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Institution must be borne by their authorities. Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) observes media developments in all 57 OSCE participating States. He/she provides early warning on violations of freedom of expression and promotes full compliance with OSCE press freedom commitments.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Reporting directly to the Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM), the incumbent will advise the RFoM on political, inter-institutional and strategic issues related to freedom of the media and freedom of expression. He/she will be the principal adviser and a key senior staff member to the RFoM and represents the Office vis-à-vis participating States and other international organizations.

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Fellowship: Fulbright-Hays–Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Deadline: April 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education is offering dissertation fellowships for research abroad for students who are specializing in modern foreign languages and area studies.  A research project that focuses on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). Please note that applications that propose projects focused on Western Europe will not be funded.

  • Students must attend institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)
  • Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign langauges and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled
  • Must be a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States
  • Must be a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution
  • Must be planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation
  • Must possess adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.

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Job: Media Manager — Sub-region: Russia and Eurasia (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline for Application: April 3, 2016

Contract: Full-time (35 hours)
Salary: $67,782 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced media manager to join the Moscow branch of Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Regional Office in order to shape and develop a strong media profile for its human rights work across Russia and Eurasia.

About the role:
This post takes strategic ownership of Amnesty International’s media profile across Russia and Eurasia, driving awareness of human rights as well as bolstering support for Amnesty International and shaping a better future for those in need.
Working closely with a team of researchers and campaigners based in Moscow and London you will drive media coverage to promote campaigning objectives by providing accurate and appropriate communications that help to develop the human rights agenda and raise awareness of Amnesty International’s work in this highly complex region.

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Academic Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian (Willamette University)

Deadline for Applications: Friday 8 April 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Willamette University, a selective liberal arts college, invites applications for a one-year (2016-17) position in Russian with possibility of extension. Teaching load will be five courses per year and will include intermediate Russian I and II; an introductory literature course on Russian short stories (taught in English); a world literature course with a Slavic or East European focus (taught in English); and one additional course in literature / culture (taught in English). Applicants should have experience in teaching language and literature (in translation) at the college level. The position requires native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and the candidate must have earned the PhD or be advanced ABD. To learn more about the Department of German and Russian, staff and students visit www.willamette.edu/cla/gr.

This position is eligible for medical and dental benefits. This position is not eligible for visa or employment sponsorship.
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K-12 Opportunity: STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy (Kent State)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2016

The 2016 STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy for K-12 teachers of Chinese and Russian is designed to expose participating teachers to a variety of technologies to facilitate twenty-first century learning.

The Teacher Leadership Academy offers participating teachers the following benefits at no cost to the individual:

  • Three graduate-level credit hours from Kent State University
  • Use of a laptop with all relevant foreign language software for the duration of Teacher Academy
  • Room and board for the duration of the Teacher Academy
  • Opportunity to observe and participate in the 2016 Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, a summer immersion program for local high school students

The Academy recognizes that in addition to the issues faced by all foreign language teachers, teachers of critical languages share some unique challeges, such as non-Roman scripts and longer time to proficiency. Moreover, many teachers of critical languages work part-time in more than one school and with administrators and colleagues who have little experience with critical languages, and may feel isolated as a result. Therefore, the Academy seeks to provide participating teachers with a supportive learning community composed of their fellow teachers of Chinese and Russian. The 2016 Academy builds on the foundation of the successful 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Kent State STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academies.
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Academic Prog.: Intensive Ottoman & Turkish Summer School (Cunda, Turkey)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2016


Program Dates: July 11 to August 19, 2016
The Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer School is conducted annually in Cunda, Turkey by the Ottoman Studies Foundation. The program is sponsored by Koç University in Istanbul and the Turkish Cultural Foundation. It is open to everyone interested in continuing their study of Ottoman and Turkish for the purpose of academic research, and priority is given to qualified doctoral students.

The program provides proficiency-based instruction in reading and translating Ottoman Turkish texts in both manuscript and printed forms. The 2016 program runs from July 11 to August 19.


The Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer School in Cunda, Turkey provides proficiency-based instruction in reading and translating Ottoman Turkish texts in both manuscript and printed forms. Students will develop skills in paleography for reading original archival documents written in styles like dîvânî, siyâkat, and rık’a.

The program also provides tuition in Persian (including Persian and Arabic elements in Ottoman), Modern Turkish (conversation, reading and translation, differences between Ottoman and öztürkçe), and Karamanlidhika.


A solid knowledge of modern Turkish grammar, normally at least two years of academic study or the equivalent, and demonstrable experience in reading printed Ottoman texts are mandatory. Some knowledge of Persian and/or Arabic is highly desirable, and study of these languages will be taken into consideration in the selection process.

Prospective students should note that typically successful applicants have had three or more years of modern Turkish. Those with no academic training in Arabic and/or Persian may not be selected.


Program fees for the 2016 Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer School are as follows:

– Tuition: $5,000 USD
– Accommodation:$1,900 USD
– Total: $6,900 USD

Please note that air fares and food expenses are not included in the fees.

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Professional Development: 016 Project-Based Language Learning & Interculturality Intensive Summer Institute (Honolulu, HI)

Deadline to Apply to Intensive Summer Institute: April 15, 2016
Deadline to Submit Project Blueprint for PBLL: March 31, 2016

Digital Badge should be received no later than April 5, 2016

How can Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) help learners develop interculturality — the ability to inhabit and interpret different cultures and to see one’s own culture through the eyes of another? How do I design rigorous PBLL projects to incorporate intercultural telecollaborations? The NFLRC 2016 Intensive Summer Institute (ISI) will help you answer these questions with guidance from experts in the field through a dynamic, technology-rich professional development experience. You will further develop a Project Blueprint for your own language classroom assisted by colleagues and guided by a group of language professionals with background in PBL, language pedagogy, instructional technology, and assessment.

In-service K-16 world language educators are invited to apply for this on-site, in-person institute. The NFLRC 2016 Intensive Summer Institute is not a beginner’s workshop. In order to join, applicants will need to first create an interculturality-focused Project Blueprint and earn a digital badge from the 2016 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute as a prerequisite. (Participants who have already obtained a 2015 Fundamentals of PBLL badge need to take an additional module and submit an interculturality-focused Project Blueprint to be able to apply.) Seats are limited and applications will be competitive.

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CFP: Issue 28.2 of UCL’s Online Peer-Reviewed Journal – Slovo

Deadline: April 1, 2016

We consider contributions in the fields of anthropology, archeology, cultural studies, economics, film studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology. To be considered, the articles must focus on Central/Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union/Central Asia.

Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and review articles are welcome from all research students and academics. Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent through our online submission form or by email to slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk. All research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA Style Guide in advance of submission.

All manuscripts are refereed and undergo a review process. Contributions must not be under consideration by other publications at the time of submission. The editors reserve the right to make any changes thought to be necessary or appropriate to typescripts accepted for publication.

The maximum length for consideration of an article is 6,000 – 8,000 words (including footnotes), and 700 words for a review. All submissions should be sent to us in either of OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document formats. Please ensure that the text is single-spaced and in 12-point font, and that all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. For more information on submission requirements, please refer to the checklist on our online submission page.

For more information about Slovo, or to look through our previous issues, visit here!

Academic Program: Summer Intensive Russian Program (Monterey, CA)

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Our Summer Intensive Russian Program takes on the challenge of mastering the language by rooting active speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in formal knowledge, aided by grammar study, and vocabulary-building.

The goal is to put students confidently on the path to Russian language fluency and to growing appreciation for one of the world’s great cultures—from “The Battleship Potemkin” to the Sochi Olympics. Мы приглашаем вас открыть мир русского языка с нами!

Russian Program Highlights:
  • Students are exposed to real-world materials such as YouTube videos, Russian pop music lyrics, and animation to stimulate broad-ranging communicative activities
  • Students work on individual projects to develop fluency in their own fields of interest
  • Free tutoring with fluent Russian speakers to support classroom learning
  • Conversation partner program, which offers a chance to interact with native-speakers from the Institute’s graduate and ESL programs
  • Weekly and daily co-curricular activities designed to enhance formal study. Some past activities include:
    1. Excursion to the Russian quarter of San Francisco
    2. Russian game nights
    3. Weekly Russian film nights
  • Instructors with native-level fluency, advanced teaching degrees and years of experience in prestigious universities
  • Career advising to support students’ career paths related to the Russian-speaking world

For more information about the program and to apply, please click here!